April 13th in Shipping by .

Chennai Port Posts 6% Growth in Cargo Volumes

The Chennai Port Trust registered a 6.20% growth in cargo handling for the year ending March 31, when it moved 61.06 million tonnes against 57.49 million tonnes in the previous year.

Last year, the port retained its No 1 position among the domestic car terminals by handling 273000 cars. While Hyundai continues to be the biggest exporter of cars from the port, Ford India has also started export of its cars through the port from August. The port set an all …

The Chennai Port Trust registered a 6.20% growth in cargo handling for the year ending March 31, when it moved 61.06 million tonnes against 57.49 million tonnes in the previous year.

Last year, the port retained its No 1 position among the domestic car terminals by handling 273000 cars. While Hyundai continues to be the biggest exporter of cars from the port, Ford India has also started export of its cars through the port from August. The port set an all time high record of handling 1.22 million TEUs as against 1.14 million in the previous year.

Increased handling of containers (in tonnage) and petroleum, oil and lubricants contributed to the growth and offset the drop in volume of iron ore, fertilizer and coal during the year.

Captain Subhash Kumar chairman of ChPT told newspersons that for 2010-11, the port has a target of 65.50 million tonne.

One Comment

  • Toni
    March 14, 2012

Leave A Comment.